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Scientific name

Eulodia Dagua - Iluku and the Moon

Bélgica Dagua - Seeing Iluku in Daylight Portends Death

Eulodia Dagua
- Iluku, Kingu and the Moon, Pt 1

Clara Santi - Hearing the Jilucu (Grand Potoo bird) Makes Me Sad.

"Llakichina"- (dar pena, to cause sadness, love, empathy) is the stated purpose of many Amazonian songs and stories. "Llakichina" is also the effect that hearing the voices of birds and animals often produces in traditional older people Here a Pastaza Kichwa woman shows the vine through which Mother Jilucu tried to follow her brother/husband the moon into the sky before she fell and turned into the bird that cries when she sees the moon.

Eulodia Dagua - The Moon's Sister Becomes the Kingu Constellation.

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Photo by: Carlos Calle

Nyctibius grandis




Great Potoo


Urutaú grande / Pájaro fantasma / Nictibio grande



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